Season Greetings.. Win a Windows 8 Slate for Christmas and training resources for Jan 2013


All App Builders registered in the Windows Store as a UK developer with an App in the Windows Store by 24 December have an amazing opportunity to win some great prizes. And this isn't just for apps from now - it's all Apps, including ones already in store. For every day until 24 December CreativeBloq will draw out an app that is in store from their list of registered participants Register Here

Free training and resources for developers

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Getting Started with a Windows 8 app Find all the resources you need to start creating a great Windows 8 app.



Free Developer Tools Templates. Kits. Tools. Everything you need to build your app.

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Windows Azure Poster This poster introduces Windows Azure for developers and summarises the benefits, such as global coverage and extensive language support.



App Promotion Opportunity Does your app have a unique feature? A beautiful design? Email us with a description of the app, including what it does, your background and a link to the app store.

Upcoming Events for Windows and Azure in 2013

Windows Azure


Online, Throughout January and February - Six Steps to Windows Azure - Join us for our Six Steps to Windows Azure programme which offers a series of free technical events and online sessions to guide you through how to take advantage of the Windows Azure platform.

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On Demand - Windows Store app development for IOS developers

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Learn the ins and outs of the Windows platform from iOS developers who are now building Windows apps.

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Windows 8


London, 11 January - Ideas to Apps: Session 1 - Ideas and UX - This 'Ideas to Apps' Workshop series is tailored to help people with awesome apps ideas through the complete development process, from idea generation through to designing, building and even marketing an app.

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London, 26 January - Ideas to Apps: Session 2 - Match-Making - In session 2, we'll match you with developers and designers who can help make your app idea a reality.

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Monetise on your Windows 8 Apps

Getting your app live in the Windows Store and monetised via Microsoft Advertising couldn't be easier, just follow these three simple steps;

1. Build an app for Windows 8

2. Download the Microsoft Advertising SDK

3. Register in the PubCenter

With the Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8 you determine the advertising experience in your app - allowing you the flexibility to provide the most integrated user experience possible. As the app publisher, you have the opportunity to attract unique and valuable audiences that advertisers will pay to reach. By connecting the advertiser to your app audience with relevant and engaging experiences, you create value for advertisers and users, and revenue for yourself. View More Information